LACIS

Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program

Local Organizations

 

  • Amigos de las Americas - Madison Chapter :Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) hosts programs for young adults to volunteer abroad. AMIGOS’ volunteer opportunities focus on youth leadership training and community development in Latin America.

  • Centro Hispano of Dane County works to improve the quality of life for Latinos and others living in Dane County by empowering youth, strengthening families, and engaging the community.

  • Children Are The Hope  is dedicated to bringing Cuban and American students together through classroom environmental education experiences, cultural education, fieldtrip learning opportunities and artistic expression exchanged internationally.

  • Clocks in Motion is a group that performs new music, builds many of its own instruments, and breaks down the boundaries of the traditional concert program.

  • Colombia Support Network is a grassroots organization  created to give solidarity to the Colombian people through sister city projects, delegations and petitions to educate members of the U.S. government.


  • Eko Haiti is a social enterprise that works to promote job creation and sustainable development by opening markets for ethical tourism. 

  • Envest Microfinance Cooperative is a microfinance cooperative linking socially and environmentally conscious individuals and institutions with the opportunity to support microfinance entrepreneurs in the developing world.

  • Family Farm Defenders' mission is to create a farmer-controlled and consumer-oriented food and fiber system, based upon democratically controlled institutions that empower farmers to speak for and respect themselves in their quest for social and economic justice.
 
  • Handphibians  A Madison Wisconsin based community percussion ensemble, dedicated to promoting the music and cultural traditions of Brazil.

  • Heart of the Sky Fair Trade is committed to improving the lives of families and communities in Guatemala by  paying artisans and craftspeople a fair price for their work and advocating for human rights by working to change the root causes of poverty in Guatemala.

  • Just Coffee is a worker-owned coffee roaster dedicated to creating and expanding a model of trade based on transparency, equality, and human dignity.




  • Madison Committee on Foreign Relations provides its members with an intimate, intellectual oasis where on-the-ground international experts and leading academics share their expertise and answer your questions.

  • Madi-Salsa is an eleven member ensemble devoted to the musical traditions of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.

  • Mexico - US Solidarity Network organizes for fundamental social change grounded in democracy, economic justice, human rights and redistribution of power on both sides of the US-Mexico border.


  • Nick Moran is a bassist that performs with several local bands including Golpe Tierra.

  • Raìzes do Brasil teaches Capoeira and other Afro-Brazilian arts in the Madison area and beyond.

  • Sones de Mexico Chicago’s premier folk music ensemble specializing in Mexican ‘son’ including the regional styles of huapango, gustos, chilenas, son jarocho, and more.




  • Witness for Peace is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience.

  • WORT 89.9 FM Community Radio is a non-commercial, listener-sponsored, member controlled community radio station broadcasting to South-Central Wisconsin.